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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT Barry Morris has 30 years of experience in the packaging industry, holding a variety of application development, R&D and new business development roles in DuPont's Ethylene Copolymer business. On April 1st he will become part of the new DOW company as DOW spins off from DOWDUPONT. He first became a member of TAPPI almost 30 years ago. He is the recipient of the International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division’s Technical Award and serves on the Division’s Products and Resources Team. Barry is a contributing author of several chapters in the new fifth edition of the “Extrusion Coating Manual” as well as the upcoming third ...
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Robert J. Moon has been with USDA Forest Services for 14 years as a Materials Research Engineer concentrating in Cellulose Nanomaterials and engaging the international community of Universities, Research Institutions, and the industry in advancing research, development and deployment of Cellulose Nanomaterials. He has been a TAPPI member for more than 13 years and has served on several of the Nanotechnology Division’s committees. Robert is the current Chair of the Nanotechnology Division Council and a member on the Division’s Steering Committee, Technical Program Committee, Awards Committee, Research Committee, End-users/Products/ Applications Committee, ...
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One of the coolest things about this community is seeing you make connections with one another--it's incredible to watch relationships begin, grow, and change. Our community gets bigger every day. Many of you already know one another, while others are brand-new faces. I feel like it's time that we (both new members and established ones) take a little time to introduce ourselves. Share your name: Where you're from: How long you've been a TAPPI Member: How you take your coffee: Your favorite song to dance to:    I'll kick us off: I'm Kristin, the community manager of TAPPI Connect, stationed mostly in humid Valdosta, GA and partly at TAPPI HQ in sunny ...
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We’ve all had a moment of staring at a blank Word doc feeling overwhelmed and quite honestly, hopeless. It’s writers’ block stealing your confidence.   Peter A. Snyder , National Accounts Manager at HarperLove and contributing author to numerous Corrugated publications advises us to simply “get started”. Peter is a well-established writer and professional in the Corrugated industry. He has been with HarperLove for 39 years and a member of TAPPI for more than 30 years and recipient of 2016 Corrugated Lifetime Achievement Award. Pete has submitted work in HarperLove Quarterly Bulletin, “ Corrugated Adhesives Preparation ” (TAPPI Press), Board Converting ...
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Fill out your profile – Allow other members to get to know you Join the Open Forum and your specific division community – these communities are open to all TAPPI involved experts:  https://connect.tappi.org/communities/join-divisions/divisions123998   Start a discussion post – Have a question, comment or idea? Get feedback. Upload a library resources – Upload a resource and search for information Create a TAPPI Connect blog – got an article you would like to share or are you interested in being a contributor? Connect with other members and become contacts – easily be able to connect with other industry experts Set up real time or daily digest alerts ...
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Corrugated box prices

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Where are we? Status of the corrugated industry with an emphasis on converter
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Workforce Development

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To the Committee: I thought I would post this document to start a conversation regarding encouraging more participation in this most worthwhile effort.  I invite any and all to comment on or make suggestions to improve the understanding of this committee's existence and role in TAPPI. Mill Workforce Development Committee Mission The mission of this committee is to foster a broader understanding of the workforce development issues facing most Mills in the Pulp & Paper Industry in North America and by extension the Industry as a whole. These issues include employee selection, onboarding, training, and leadership development.  Additionally, we will ...
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Calender search

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Dear all, I would first like to introduce myself. My name is Mónica López Lorenzo, and my background is chemical Engineering. I have worked in paper related subjects for over 17 years now, being my last appointment related to high end paper business development. The reason why I am approaching you is the following: to finish up one of our papers we would like using a very specific calender. Our experience is limited to only laboratory calenders and we are on a search for a 36" wide calender. It should be Steel/steel heated configuration up to 180C. Could someone tell me if such a calender exists?temperature is very important in this case. Thanks in advance for ...
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Workforce Development

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To the Committee: I thought I would post this document to start a conversation regarding encouraging more participation in this most worthwhile effort. I invite any and all to comment on or make suggestions to improve the understanding of this committee's existence and role in TAPPI. Mill Workforce Development Committee Mission The mission of this committee is to foster a broader understanding of the workforce development issues facing most Mills in the Pulp & Paper Industry in North America and by extension the Industry as a whole. These issues include employee selection, onboarding, training, and leadership development. Additionally, we will ...
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